New York Labor Law 241
N.Y. Labor Law 241 requires that general contractors, owners, and other contractors ensure that workers are protected from exposure to safety hazards that can result in an injury. It outlines specific safety requirements that must be met on construction sites, such as barriers around construction elevators, Operational Protective Equipment provisions, and protection from tripping and slipping hazards. With this law, workers are given broad protections in “all areas in which construction, excavation, or demolition work is being performed….”
Each of these sections of the Labor Laws has a specific purpose to protect the worker and an injury at a construction site. Safety is the cornerstone for these laws being on the books to protect everyday New Yorkers and mostly in New York City and Long Island where construction is booming.